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Samsung Galaxy S8 Unveiled And On Pre-Order

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ Unveiled

I am sure that Samsung and Galaxy fans everywhere are elated by the official introduction of Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8.   Both the S8 and S8 + are now available for pre-order on the Samsung website.  After the tough year Samsung endured I am sure this is a great reason to celebrate at Samsung. Samsung really needs the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be a hit.

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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ look like they may be able to turn things around for Samsung Mobile.

The S8 with a display that is 5.8 inches and the S8 + display measures 6.2 inches.  Their biggest screen to date.  The “Infinity Screen” stretches from edge to edge making for a very attractive phone that still fits comfortably in your hand.

Specs

  • 4Gigs of Ram
  • 64 Gigs of storage 
  • microSD up to 256GB
  • Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
  • 6.2-inch display, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (531 ppi), Quad HD+
  • Resolution: 2960 X 1440
  • Android & at launch

Bixby

Bixby is the Galaxy’s answer to Apple’s Siri. This is an intelligent assistant that learns from your routines. Press the Bixby button to access its home screen. You can ask him questions or give him commands.  Bixby is also integrated into the camera and does translations.  For example, point the camera to a sign in another language and Bixby will translate it for you.  He will also provide contextual icons based on what he sees through the camera. He can also detect QR codes and provide landmark recognition.

The Cameras

A 12 megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera are on board. There is improved low light performance and the front camera boasts clearer selfies. Shoot Gear 360 video to create your own VR experience from your phone.

Security

A new level of security with facial recognition. Just look at your phone and it unlocks.

Quality Control

Samsung has learned from the disastrous S7 and states that it is “Committed to quality”

“We’ve re-assessed every step of the smartphone manufacturing process and developed our 8-Point Battery Safety Check. It involves putting our batteries through extreme testing, inside and out, followed by careful inspection by X-ray and the human eye to ensure highest quality. This program is our commitment to safer devices now and in the future.”

The DeX Dock

One of the most intriguing accessories for the S8 is the Samsung DeX Dock. Insert the S8 or S8+ and the USB Type C connection turns your phone into a workstation of sorts.  The dock has two USB ports, one HDMI port, and one USB Type-C port for power.  It also has an Ethernet port.   With a keyboard, mouse, and display you can get a full PC experience. There is even a little cooling fan behind the phone.  The DeX Dock will cost you $149.99

Congratulations Samsung!

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